Fall is here which means it’s officially spice cake season. Warming ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a light fluffy cake with creamy frosting; what more could you need!
It’s no secret by now that I love all fall foods; crisp apples, juicy pears, comforting cinnamon, perfect pumpkin! But spice cake, that is the essence of fall to me! I remember the first time I had spice cake, my best friend Stacy and I made one and from then I was hooked. All of those fall flavors cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg all in one perfect cake, truly amazing.
Stacy has been my best friend since the second grade, though we were enemies before that, the drama of elementary school. A lot of our friendship seems to revolve around food. Yes, this is the same Stacy that inspired my healthy sweet and sour sauce. One of my favorite memories is baking spice cake at Stacy’s house and then walking to my house for apple cider, because spice cake needs apple cider! In honor of Stacy’s 25th birthday I’ve made her a spice cake. Not that she is here to eat it, but she can view the pictures. I’ll be honest her birthday’s not until next month but I couldn’t wait to share this tasty recipe. Plus once I threw her surprise belated birthday party in March, so this seems at least a bit more time appropriate than that. Though, I must say she was very surprised at her party!
The spice cakes I made growing up always came from a box mix. I’m not going to lie, I think box cakes are delicious! However, I haven’t seen a gluten free spice cake in a box yet, so I decided to take a box cake and make it into a spice cake! I used a Better Batter Yellow Cake Mix and added some fall flavors too it. Inspired by those soda cakes I see online all the time I decided to swap out all the added ingredients for a can of ginger beer. It worked out perfect! I used some Maple Yogurt Frosting between the layers and topped it with some Whipped Caramel, yum!
- 1 Box Better Batter Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 Can Ginger Beer
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- Combine all ingredients
- Divide between two greased 8" circle cake pans
- Bake at 350F for about 15-20 until fork comes out dry
Disclosur: This post was sponsored but all opinions are mine and honest